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Heat pump outside unit not running

New matched system installed two years ago, Amana RTG 16 SEER outside unit. There is ice build-up on bottom of unit but fan stopped working yesterday and snow is building on the blades. Temps were single digit since Tuesday but is 26 today.

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    Turns out the contacts froze open. after pushing in manually there was a slight crunching sound but now works fine.

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It sounds like your defrost board failed. You will need a tech to replace it. With that model it may have a parts warranty but you pay labor(?)

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